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Planning & Biodiversity Officer

Salary: 19,961-27,316

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full time

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW


Are you passionate about wildlife and would like to give nature a voice? We are looking for an organised, methodical person to help us to influence strategic planning, housing developments and HS2, and ensure that the natural environment is left in a better state for future generations.


The Planning and Biodiversity Officer is a key role representing WWTs position influencing policy and planning frameworks, with considerable external liaison work. It delivers WWTs essential work of securing positive outcomes for wildlife through the planning system. The post also supplies technical support and information to Trust staff, using GIS (QGIS). 


This post is responsible for the submission of formal responses to major infrastructure projects, local authority local plans and planning development applications. Supporting and recruiting volunteers to check planning lists, the post holder will lead WWTs contribution to planning responses to maximise positive impacts for wildlife and people across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.


During 2018, scanning of planning application weekly lists highlighted 118 applications of which 53 were followed up in detail.  We engaged in pre-application discussions with a further four major schemes.


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Closing date: Midnight Sunday 10th November 2019



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